The Enterprise Holdings Foundation provides financial support to the Salvation Army East Chicago

Advance Financial FCU again connects two of its partners

EAST CHICAGO, IN (July 30, 2020) — The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has once again helped make a difference in the community.  This time a $1,500 check was presented to the Salvation Army East Chicago.  Both the Salvation Army East Chicago and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana are community partners of Advance Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU) who have benefited financially thanks to the generosity of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

“We are proud to be partners with Advance Financial Federal Credit Union and help support another one of their very worthwhile community organizations,” stated Julianne Simo, Business Development Executive, Car Sales Division.

Advance Financial Federal Credit Union has been making donations to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program for many years and thanks to their partnership with Enterprise has been able to direct additional funds to this organization.

“The $1,500 donation from our business partner coupled with annual donations from our credit union for the very popular Angel Tree program is further demonstration of our commitment to our community and our community partners,” commented President/CEO Jerry Gomez.  “We believe in and follow the credit union motto of “People Helping People” as do our community partners.

Pictured left to right- Julianne Simo, Enterprise Car Sales, Lieutenant Leta Marin, Salvation Army East Chicago and Christina Lozano, Advance Financial Federal Credit Union.

About Advance Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU)

The recent recipient of their fourth consecutive “Best Credit Union of the Region”, Advance Financial Federal Credit Union is open to the public in both Lake and Porter County, Indiana. Advance Financial has branches in East Chicago and Schererville. The credit union provides its 9,000 members with comprehensive financial products and personalized service to help them achieve their financial goals. For details about Advance Financial’s flexible saving and loan programs, financial products, exciting promotions, and services for all ages, visit or contact Christina Lozano at 219.392.3946 or email

About Enterprise Holdings Foundation

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.  For more information about Enterprise Car Sales, please visit

About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is an opportunity to spread joy and cheer to the less fortunate during the holidays. Whether you are an individual, family, organization, church, business or club, you can help make a difference by accepting any number of Angel Tree “tags” from The Salvation Army.

Angel Trees represent the wishes and desires of a child or youth. Through the Angel Tree program, families and children have their specific needs and wants met for a warm and joyous holiday experience. In addition to the Angel Tree program, The Salvation Army East Chicago serves 17,000 meals annually through their soup kitchen, in addition to offering a food pantry and other services.

For more information about the Salvation Army or their Angel Tree program visit their websites:

Salvation Army East Chicago

Angel Tree page:


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